Brady Statement on McCutcheon v. FEC
April 2, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) “Today’s decision is yet another step toward the complete destruction of our campaign funding system. Overturning aggregate limits for individuals drives our elections farther into the hands of well-heeled special interests and out of the hands of the American people. The Supreme Court has long held that regulation of campaign contributions is a Constitutional exercise of Congress’ regulatory authority and this sudden departure from precedent is another example of a disturbing pattern. Our electoral system is the cornerstone of our democracy. Aggregate contribution limits ensure that the voice of the many is not drowned out by the voice of the money. This decision deals a terrible blow to that ideal. I will continue to fight for clean, transparent elections and urge my colleagues to do the same.”
Prior to hearing the case in October, Ranking Member Brady joined fellow Democrats in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court urging the Justices to uphold aggregate contribution limits.